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Why choose chamfered edge UPVC windows for your home?

Now you have finally decided it’s time to replace those old windows; at last, it’s time to look at the options out there. 

And there are many. So many, in fact, that it is worth reading around the subject for a bit before making any particular options. You’ll have to choose the style of window you want, for instance, along with the type of opening, the texture and, of course, the colour. Oh, and do you want double-glazing or triple glazing? Any particular style of glass? See what we mean.

@MyHomebuilding: “Windows are without a doubt a big house purchase — and one that can really make or break your house design, so it pays to get the window style right.”
In this post, we’ll look at the difference between the Chamfered window profile and that of the Ovolo design.

Chamfered v Ovolo windows

The first type of window profile to come onto the market when uPVC windows first appeared, chamfered windows have a straight, clean-cut edge to the outside of the frame. They are neat and sleek, and the flat edges provide a tidy appearance to the window. Ironically, despite being introduced first, they give a more contemporary look to a house than the later Ovolo profiles. 

That’s because Ovolo is far more sculpted and decorative, with a more traditional look. That’s thanks to the fact that the beads have a sloping edge. They first appeared in the market around 17 years ago – unlike chamfered, which first appeared in the 1980s when uPVC windows were becoming popular. Ovolo windows look good on a country cottage or a period property, whereas modern homes look better when fitted with a chamfered profile.
However, both chamfered and Ovolo styles are extremely aesthetically pleasing and give a lovely classic touch to any window frame for your home. They also have excellent thermal performance, so you can rest assured you won’t be losing any heat out of your new windows this winter.

The flush window profile

When it comes to uPVC windows, it’s also possible to have what’s known as a ‘flush’ window profile. This means that the sleek window lines fit flush against the window frame. This is particularly the case with sash windows.

Chamfered window profiles aren’t just available for uPVC frames, though. You can also have them with timber and aluminium, as well as several different styles, such as casement windows, tile and turn and, of course, sash windows.

We do talk about mostly uPVC in this post because it is by far and away the most popular type of window replacement amongst homeowners these days. That’s usually because it’s the least expensive option, the frames won’t warp or shrink in inclement weather or sun, and no painting is needed as the colour is already stable. It’s also available in impressive timber-like finishes and doesn’t need much maintenance.

To find out more about investing in uPVC windows for your home, call us at Unicorn Windows today, tel: 01525 854272.